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and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., i am pleased to be joined by dr. clayborne carson, the director of the mlk research and education institute at stanford. he joins us tonight from colorado. always good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you. tavis: at the king day to you. what do you make of the fact that, on this day, we do not just celebrate the legacy and life of dr. king, but the first african-american president inaugurated for the second time? >> there is so much to celebrate on this day and so much to remember about the part of king's dream that has not been fulfilled. particularly the issue of poverty. there are so many things that make us thankful that the civil- rights reforms were achieved. i think it is important, particularly on this day, to remember that, if king were around, he would be pushing us to deal with that have -- that pestering issue of poverty. tavis: why is it that you think that, with all the evidence supporting the notion that pozner -- the poverty is threatening our democracy, it is a matter of national security, one out of two ameri
back. not only was today barack obama's inauguration, it was also martin luther king day. for his thoughts on this historic occasion we're joined by senior black correspondent morgan freeman. >> thanks, jim. that's okay. sorry. >> jon: i got it. wait. the president was inrawing ated today >> jon: yes, that's right i guess i was so busy being angry about having to work on martin luther king day, i didn't realize i was also missing the second inauguration of the first black president which now makes me even more angry. thanks, jon. >> jon: sorry. it's okay, jon. look, as long as we're celebrating dr. king's birthday, i would like to make one request. can we as a nation please, please stop using martin luther king as a prop in our own petty political arguments >> jon: you mean about race? no, jon. about everything. listen to what the chairman of national gun appreciation day said last week >> i believe gun appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. king. i think he would agree with me if he were alive today. >> let me stop you right there. he is not alive today. now what was it that k
was visation valley or martin luther king. he's maintained a 3.7 gpa and is not challenged. he has almost no homework and no projects. the gate program seems to be unorganized and communication with the teachers has resulted in little change. in order to reach martin luther king, kesean must take two buses results in a one-hour commute each way. we live five blocks from (inaudible) middle school. he was registered this december with abstos, we were understood that these schools were banned. his father was told that he would have no information about waiting list until march 2013, really, the list does not all right exist? what are the options for a solid student in this system? how can we get a good education for kesean? how can we plan alternative for what is not providing him with a challenged or adequate education? any places for me to pursue this? >> we have you get with the chief of staff, and have the middle schools to follow up with you. >> to whom do i give this? thank you. >> good evening ladies and gentlemen of the board of education. i hope you remember me from last time. two m
uncle, worked at martin luther king hospital. he convinced his uncle to break into my personnel file. he got my personnel file and my address, there is no transportation in los angeles -- there is nothing. he took three buses and hitchhiked, making it to my old frame house in venice. i said, why are you here? he said i was in a car and we did drive by and i don't know what to do. you said you would always be there for me. there's the answer and the question. how are we always going to be there for bobby. how are we going to help young people at risk, people who are active, to build new identities? we begin with tattoo removal, legal expunged and and we work on attachment. every individual who wants to avoid being in a gang, who wants to leave the game, they need a role model and mentor, they need someone to be there. there is no single type of person. we need it the merging of former gang members, prosecutors and social workers and public defenders. you have all had that kid. he needs role models, job training, and real jobs. i was happy to hear that in the video, nothing stops the bulle
for its diversity and pioneer spirit of first. in commemoration of martin luther king's birthday this month, i second supervisor campos words, they were beautiful. we have never had a woman of color as board president. and i think it is time for san francisco, in this diversity and pioneer spirit to address this and make this happen. congratulations to all of the new supervisors. welcome. i look forward to working with all of you. god bless. >> thank you. next speaker. >> mr. president, ladies and gentlemen. this is a new year. and the board of supervisors should set off on a new footing to do something tangible for those who cannot help themselves. for the past year, let bygones be bygones. but now, you have come into a new year, 2013. i urge you, i beseech you, to do something for the unfortunate, especially seniors. [indiscernible] -- a great number of us cannot do anything to help themselves. [indiscernible] please help them. all other [indiscernible] mr. president. i sincerely hope, pledge, beseech that that individual will [indiscernible] and do the right thing. than
the robinson family bible. on monday for the public inauguration, he will use the lincoln bible and martin luther king, jr.'s, traveling bible. >> stephen: that's a freaky bible three-way! and it's so transparent that old hollywood hussein over here, used lincoln's bible only to ride the popularity of spielberg's blockbuster. the same reason back in '92 clinton hopped on the "basic instinct" wagon by swearing in on sharon stone's vagina. [ laughter ] an oath he kept, by the way. [ laughter ] don't get me wrong they put on a good show with our money. you've got beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor. and i have to admit, this shows how far we've come as a nation. a black guy who likes james taylor? ♪ because i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪ ♪ but i've never seen a black guy at your show ♪ [ laughter ] then came the presidential pride parade, with eight floats from obama and biden's home states hawaii, illinois, pennsylvania, and delaware which honored delaware by just driving through the parade on its way to somewhere else. [ laughter ] and of course, this being democrats, there h
, martin luther king jr. said the same thing, using different words. instead of collective action he said "we cannot walk alone." in his "i have a dream" speech, the reverend martin luther king jr. said many of our white brothers as evidenced by their presence here today have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, that their freedom is bound to our freedom. we can't walk alone. of course, conservatives never much liked dr. king. but conservatives claim an enduring devotion to our founding documents, the declaration of independence, the constitution, even though they have always had trouble believing those founding documents really apply to everyone. so of course, conservatives just hated this. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through seneca falls and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall, to hear a preacher say we can't walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that
a confederate general on martin luther king day. this is what we're dealing with. republicans still don't get it. this morning npr interviewed a gop official in texas who had this reaction to the inauguration. >> we never saw a birth certificate. we never met any of the professors who went to school with our president. >> the president's been inaugurated twice, but republicans are still sticking to this garbage. that's why the president was so tough in his address. he knows he'll need to fight past obstruction and ugliness and dirty tricks. that's why he said we the people. we must continue to fight. we had a great day yesterday. it was celebratory, but the celebration must lead to our further determination to fight until the battle for equality and fairness is won. not a good round or two. not a great celebration. but a victory for all of the american people. if you think i'm wrong, think about what they did in virginia. think about stonewall jackson on martin luther king day. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> o
, virginia republicans did honor martin luther king as they adjourned. i'm kidding. they actually honored confederate general stonewall jackson on dr. king's holiday. tasteful. joining me now from d.c. is political reporter joe williams. and here with me in new york is the only and only sam seder host of the majority report. thank you for your time tonight to discuss all of this malfeasance. joe, let me start with you because my head hurts over this. help me out here. 41 votes to maintain a filibuster instead of 60 to break it. is that the kind of reform harry reid has been promising month after month? >> basically it is change we can believe in if you're a senator because what they want is a rule that can benefit them when they're in the minority. and that is kind of a half measure that nobody really likes. because everybody's afraid -- the democrats are afraid at this point that one day we're going to be where the republicans are even though they've already been where the republicans were a couple of cycles ago and they never even tried to use these kind of shenanigans to the degree the
, it was inauguration day, martin luther king's birthday. there are questions about constitutionality that people who are not constitutional experts are trying to grabble with. so would you be in favor of bringing this to the floor under an open rule tomorrow? >> as a fellow chairman, i'll defer to this chairman. i don't want to tell mr. chairman how to run his committee because a lot of times there are other issues that you just don't know about to take into consideration. >> does -- do you have an opinion on whether this should be an open or closed rule? >> i also will defer to your rules committee to debate afterward. that's why you have this committee. >> i'm not particularly surprised by your answer. but i think it's an important point to make. and the other thing is, you know, -- you know, i'm as frustrated with the united states senate as anybody on this committee. but i think it is a little bit disingenuous to say, lay the entire blame for where we are at the feet of the united states senate. over the last year when speaker boehner and the president were close to an agreement, the speaker wal
there is prominenceh prosperity for every american. like martin luther king junior, whose birth that we also celebrated yesterday. stepn even when you don't see the whole staircase, we have faith that the members of the 113tho congress will realize the promise of prosperity. ill be chd not by our divisions but by renewed cooperation and compromise. i urge every woman and man fortunate enough serve in this chamber to remember it is possible to hold fast to your principles while making compromises necessary to move our country forward. democrats will hold fast to the guiding principle that a strong middle class and an opportunity for every american to enter the middle class is the key to this nation's success. democrats will stand strong. strong with a standard of balance and will remain resolute in pursuit of fairness for all americans regardless of where they were born, regardless of their religion or their sexual orientation. those principles will direct our course as we introduce our first ten bills today, a tradition we've had in the united states senate. that is the majority party introduces the fi
: it was a very clever speech. he we have in martin luther king jr.'s speech. >> from the left and the right. from folks news to the nation claim this was a liberals coming out speech. it just wasn't. if this was a liberal speech yesterday then the conservatives really have won the debate. they have taken mainstream ideas ideas, and titled them liberal. their view of liberal is anything that is not right wing tea party. >> michael: let's go to what they think is a crazy liberal theme. >> they are awful. >> michael: yes, they are awful but they thing think the climate change does not exist. >> it was a recognition that science matters. 98% of scientists, every environmental climate change all over the world including china and russia say climate change is real and man is the significant contributor to climate change. no one's lives are saved if we make hards harder to get but this is 99% of scientists. >> michael: 9the benchmark piece of recommendation will have something to do with the keystone xl pipeline. is this just a spoon full of sugar to let that medicine go town. i said this, but we're go
in u.s. history. it was martin luther king day. he focused on social justice. seneca falls isn't left wing or radical. it's the women's right to vote. that's the majority of americans. it's a way to pay homage. and so i thought it was just an empowering speech and a very inclusive. >> and, as i sat there, doug, listening to him, and then i heard some of the analysis later -- maybe i'm wrong, but i wanted your opinion as a historian before i go to jonathan. i thought he was talking more about a vision for the country going forward this century about where he sought the times, where the country needs to go in terms of the times we live, more than he was even given an agenda from his second administration. i think he was dealing more from a transformational presidency than he was saying here's a list of what i want to do in the next four years. was i over-playing the president's words? >> well, not at all. i mean, we anticipate -- he had almost a paragraph about climate change. nobody knows exactly what to do about it. but he wanted to address that problem. and about 30, 40 years from no
since 1968, the killing of martin luther king and robert f. kennedy. yes, texas has had a concealed weapons law, but even as they have had it, it is not a law that has a component to it that can say without doubt that every person who is now holding a concealed weapon is not suffering from a mental health issue, is not prone to high temper -- behavior. >> pleat push back on your -- hold on, senator. i'm siding with you on this one -- i mean, i'm not taking sides, i'm just pushing back. why shouldn't that young woman we spoke to have the ability to have a weapon and not cower in a classroom under a desk hoping that the authorities show up? why shouldn't she have the ability to be armed and respond if that gunman does come into the classroom? >> i'm very happy to say that. because we're not talking about just that young woman. we're talking about individuals all over campuses throughout the state of texas having guns, some more prepared than others. and the fact that you have guns on campus that may be one by a concealed weapons permit holder that gun can get in the hands of others. >
, a state senator, henry marsh went to the president's inauguration. and while he was gone on the martin luther king holiday, they voted without him. and that's the only way they got it passed. i just want to say we turned back a transvaginal ultrasound bill in virginia. there is bob mcconnell -- he is very, very conservative, but he is sensitive to national pressure. so i think people just have to raise holy hell about what they did. it's just too ugly a bill to sign. >> bob, can virginia and michigan really make a difference in the next presidential? >> oh, absolutely. and look, what is going on here is a felonious assault on free elections. it's an attempt to gerrymander the presidency. if you think about it, you could argue that republicans have not won the presidency on the up and up since 1988. they stole 2000 when they stole florida with the complicity of the supreme court. >> right. >> in 2004, they engaged in massive voter suppression. people in ohio had to weight eight and ten hours to vote, and tens of thousands of them couldn't wait eight or ten hours. they tried it again in
wanted to see the inauguration of this president on martin luther king day. mr. marsh is 79 years old. it seems unlikely that there will be an inauguration quite like this again any time soon. so for a day, henry marsh left behind the virginia state senate. the virginia state senate i should tell you stands at an even 20-20. it is equally divided, half republicans and half democrats. 20 on one side, 20 on the other. and while senator marsh was away on this within day while he was at the inauguration, the republicans in the senate decided to do this. surprise! we're going to redraw virginia's state senate districts with no warning, while you were out, we're going to do this. ta-da. the associated press says, quote, state senate republicans have muscled a surreptitious redraft of virginia's 46 districts to passage over bitter objections from democrats who were blindsided by the surprise move. they passed this surprise redistricting plan by a vote of 20-19 while, remember, one senator on the 19 side of that vote, henry marsh, was absent. the new gerrymandered map in virginia takes away o
of the age. at end of story. during that are martin luther king weekend several years ago, they were conducting an interview with reverend billy kyles and many of them knows that dr. king when he died on the balcony of the hotel. the interviewer asked how i would he be preaching we can and a story you've undoubtedly heard before, but dares repeating today. paul telling the story of robert louis stevenson in an 18th century author, once told hello boys had been sitting in front i fall, watching the street lamps. he will light the lamp of the torch and take it down and go to the next one and next on and his father walked in the room and said what are you looking out the window? what do you see out there that is so fascinating? the young stevenson said daddy, i'm watching that an author not close in the darkness. there is a lot of darkness in our world. it has to be a compassionate people. to be concerned for the marginalized, help us rediscover a vision for america that is so compelling that it unites us and calls us to realize the full potential of this country to be a shining city up
heroes by dr. martin luther king and it is fitting and proper that this congress recognize the historic significance of their life. ironically, they were studying about the love and forgiveness of god at the time of their death. let us be mindful that despite this act of violence and the killing of a young 16-year-old black boy and 14-year-old black boy the same day, the civil rights leaders were committed to nonviolence and they kept true to that commitment. despite the violence done to them, they showed forgiveness against the people and our colleague, john lewis, and others helped us avoid by their commitment to nonviolence the calamities and replaying of grievances that destroyed the fabric of many other countries. to them we should be eternally grateful. in closing, let this legislation bring us together, and i commend your support for it and i ask for your co-sponsorship. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro
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